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Red Carpet Refs

The summer of 2015 is shaping up to be a big season at the box office. With huge films like [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) , and [Jurassic World](movie:32752) ,

will need to be memorable. The trailer for Terminator Genisys doesn’t inspire promise, in what looks like a phoned-in blockbuster.

Trailers are supposed to invite interest in a film, and give a general idea of what to expect. The trailer for Terminator Genisys goes on at length about the plot, which under normal circumstances is fine, but Genisys goes overboard. In two short two minutes, viewers are bombarded with dialogue, which gets difficult to keep track of in terms of story. I’ve watched the trailer five times now, and I’m still not sure of the plot. From what I understand, a soldier in the resistance is sent back in time to try and save Sarah Conner from the Terminator sent after her. But because there needs to be a twist, the Terminator after Sarah Conner is already “taken care of,” and “everything has changed.” Yet Arnie is still alive, and trying to kill … himself?

Bare in mind the whole science-fiction mumbo jumbo the trailer uses creates a paradox, and regardless of whether or not the soldier who is sent back in time completes his mission, the future will be the same. If the soldier succeeds in his mission, then the future he was sent back in never would have happened: i.e. he never would have been sent back. If he dies in the mission, the future is still be the same because nothing changed. Just watch the Futurama episode “Decision 3012”, as the plot of that episode is identical to the proposed plot of Genisys. Time travel always creates problems for a movie, because the rules of time travel only work when it’s convenient for the main character, and the physics are almost always not addressed.

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